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Grilling Tips

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Grilling Tips

We love our steaks and we want you to love them too. The best cut of meat, though, can be ruined, if it is not cooked properly. So, here are some tips to help you out: Defrost your steak in the refrigerator. We have instructions on how to do this safely, here in the “How To” section. It’s time to marinate or add a rub to your steak. If you have purchased a pre-mixed rub or marinade, there will be instructions on the container. Otherwise, there are a plethora of rub and marinade recipes to be found online. Let the...

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Keep Your Family Safe From Food-borne Illness

Keep Your Family Safe From Food-borne Illness

  The effects of food-borne illnesses range from mild discomfort to the need for hospitalization. Meat items, if not properly handled, can be the source in a number of ways. The undercooking of meat is often a cause of illness, which is why we have posted a chart that shows the internal temperatures to which meat should be cooked. Another frequent cause of illness is the improper defrosting of meat items, which is why we posted instructions on how to correctly defrost meat. Meat can also be a source of illness in a more insidious way: Cross Contamination. When you bring home meat from...

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Why Berk Lombardo Vacuum Seals & Flash Freezes Their Products

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Why Berk Lombardo Vacuum Seals & Flash Freezes Their Products

  If you’ve browsed our site, you’ll often see that all of our products are individually vacuum-sealed and “flash” frozen. But why do we do this? Why is this important? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the ones that benefit you the most are listed below: 1. TIME/LABOR SAVING When your food arrives, it can be placed directly into the freezer. There is nothing more that you have to do. If you order from Berk Lombardo, each item was trimmed to the point of being “ready to cook” before it was packaged, so you can open your delivery and...

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SAFE MINIMUM INTERNAL TEMPERATURE CHART

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SAFE MINIMUM INTERNAL TEMPERATURE CHART

  Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. In every step of food preparation, follow the four guidelines to keep food safe: Clean—Wash hands and surfaces often. Separate—Separate raw meat from other foods. Cook—Cook to the right temperature. Chill—Refrigerate food promptly. Cook all food to these minimum internal temperatures as measured with a food thermometer before removing food from the heat source. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook food to higher temperatures. Product Minimum Internal Temperature &...

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THE BIG THAW — SAFE DEFROSTING METHODS FOR CONSUMERS

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THE BIG THAW — SAFE DEFROSTING METHODS FOR CONSUMERS

Uh, oh! You’re home and forgot to thaw something for dinner. Find out what to do and what is safe.

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